Malaysians can bid goodbye to Pulau Batu Putih or Pedra Blanca. The ICJ at the Hague, has ruled today that Singapore as the rightful owner of the island which was centre of ownership dispute between the two countries for decades.
It will the bitterest pill to swallow but somehow have to be accepted. It is hoped that Malaysia will learn a good lesson from this and takes measures of ensuring that we will not loose in any more similar disputes in the future.
It is remain to be seen whether the Philipines will take cue from this recent episode to launch a similar claim against Sabah.